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Inside Golf Australia August 2024

Inside Golf Australia August 2024

Stretched across this wide brown land are some of the finest golf courses in the world. There are also some of the best restaurants you’ll ever hope to see on those courses. The hotel accommodation options attached to them as well are appealing enough on their own even without the lure of cheap or free green fees tossed into their play-and-stay offerings.

Check out our travel guide in this issue and you’ll soon be inspired about where to spend time relaxing with your squad or best person.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the “discovery” that would be the canvas for a fine links course and the best layout in regional South Australia, writes Brendan James in his latest Course Review, this time on the Links Lady Bay Golf Club.

After a wait of only 124 years, golf is “back” at an Olympic Games in Paris. Australia is liking its chances, with a lethally talented team being sent to Le Golf National to not only do their nation proud, but pick up a medal or two, writes Paul Prendergast.

The Women’s Open will be contested on St Andrews’ Old Course in 2024.

Meanwhile, the AIG Women’s Open is one of the most entertaining events on the annual golfing calendar. Combine the fact it returns to the most iconic golf course on the planet with a deep and elite field and this year’s event is wide open for the taking, writes Callum Hill.

Matt Cleary, having visited, played and conquered The Old Course himself (one or two holes, anyway) dives deep into what makes the world’s most famous layout so special in his feature titled “Welcome Home”.

It has been a hectic year to say the least in the dynamic universes that are the PGA and LPGA Tours. Karen Harding takes a look back at the first half of 2024, highlighting the good times, the bad times and the times Bryson DeChambeau has made golf great this year.

Apart from showcasing some top golfing holiday options, this month we also show you six techniques which will add distance to your tee shots.

We also pack you into our suitcases and bring you along on our fabulous golfing sojourn to and along Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast.

All this and a stack more, including tips focusing on the expertise of Aussies Adam Scott and Steph Kyriacou, a personal lesson from a PGA pro, as well as a look at some of the amazing golfing experiences on offer overseas for those looking to escape even further away.


The August 2024 edition of Golf Australia magazine is available on news stands from July 11.

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